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15 of the Most Important Autonomous Car Programs

Publish Date: July 31, 2017
  Also see: 10 Automotive Ideas That Didn't Pan Out Don’t Sound the IC Engine’s Death Knell Yet The Big, Hidden Questions of Connected Cars

7 Tips for Securing an Embedded System

Publish Date: July 31, 2017
Security, just like quality and many other embedded system attributes, must be considered at the start of the development cycle. Developers can’t build their system and then add security at the end. With more and more systems starting to connect to the Internet, there are more than a dozen best practices developers should follow to start securing their systems. Let’s explore several that any team can implement. Start using ARM Trustzone

Microsoft Is Creating a Free, Online Raspberry Pi Simulator

Publish Date: July 28, 2017
So you don't own a Raspberry Pi but are curious to try one out? Maybe you have an idea for a project but aren't ready to commit to the process of physically putting it together. Microsoft has released an early version of a free, open-source Raspberry Pi simulator that can be accessed right through a web browser.

Self-Healing Technology Allows Lithium-Ion Battery to Store More Energy

Publish Date: July 28, 2017
Researchers have been taking different approaches to applying self-healing technology—mainly in the form of materials that can autonomously repair small cracks or tears—to develop longer-lasting and more durable electronic devices. Some of the latest research in this area comes out of the University of Illinois, where researchers have developed a lithium-ion battery that applies a self-healing technology to improve the battery’s performance. 1

Spintronic Logic Circuit Can Operate 1000x Faster Than CMOS

Publish Date: July 27, 2017
An engineering breakthrough at the University of Texas at Dallas could lead to computing devices that can operate as much as 1000 times faster than current processors. Assistant Professor Joseph S.

Blending Generations in the Engineering Workplace

Publish Date: July 27, 2017
Image source: Pixabay So much is written these days regarding the polarization of the generations. It is common to hear generalizations about boomers and millennials.

12 Important Insights from the Minds of Engineers

Publish Date: July 26, 2017
 

3D Printing Process for Electronic Touch Sensory Devices Developed

Publish Date: July 26, 2017
The multi-material, multiscale and multifunctional process has the potential to open opportunities in applications such as health monitoring, medical devices, orthotics and flexible electronics. It also has far-reaching implications for robotics, as 3D printed stretchable electronic sensory devices could give robots the ability to “feel” their environment, which could be relevant to many robotics processes from manufacturing to remote surgery by robotics (in which the surgeon is in a different location than the patient).

3D-Printing Method Creates Shape-Shifting Objects That Change Permanently

Publish Date: July 26, 2017
A cross-institutional team of researchers has developed a new 3D-printing method that creates objects that can change their original shapes permanently in response to heat. Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China developed the objects by printing layers of shape-memory polymers that each respond differently when exposed to heat.

Will Your Engineering Industry See Jobs Growth Over Next 7 Years?

Publish Date: July 25, 2017
          This is part one of a two-part article. Part one includes the disciplines Aerospace through Electrical Engineering. Part two will look at Electro-Mechanical Technicians through Petroleum Engineering. Watch DesignNews.com for part two in the month of August.